Research Assistant I
The Jackson lab is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Research Assistant I to join our team to work on structures and functions of membrane trafficking protein complexes in cell biology and human disease. We employ a range of techniques in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, and cell biology to investigate cargo recognition, assembly, and regulation of coats. We aim to understand both the fundamental cell biology of how coats mediate trafficking pathways, as well as the molecular bases for neurological diseases associated with mutated coats.
This position will include the following responsibilities:
Previous research experience is strongly preferred. Experience with relevant techniques is advantageous but not required. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences.
Please send a CV or resume and cover letter (both required) and 1-2 letters of recommendation to Lauren Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will consider candidates until the position is filled; the tentative start date is September 1, 2018.
The Jackson lab is funded by NIH NIGMS and the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the lab is affiliated with the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and Epithelial Biology Center. We are located in Nashville, TN, a vibrant city with fantastic neighborhoods, restaurants, cafés, music, parks, and outdoor activities.